Z scale RARE American Z Line SP AC-12 Locomotive Cab forward #4294 NEW IN BOX. Only a total of 150 units have been produced (divided into 6 different road numbers). Manufactured by Ajin in Korea (no longer produced). The best known example of the cab-forward design in the United States.The Southern Pacific CabForward also known to a lesser extent as. Cab-in-fronts and Cab-aheads placed the cab at the front by the. Simple expedient of turning the entire locomotive, minus the tender. By 180 degrees, an arrangement made possible by burning fuel oil. The cab forward design was widely used by the Southern Pacific.
Railroad, which developed it to deal with the peculiar problems of its. The 39 long tunnels and nearly 40 miles (64 km) of snow sheds. Of the Sierra Nevada Mountains could funnel dangerous exhaust fumes. Back into the crew compartment of a conventional locomotive.Number of crews nearly asphyxiated, someone had the idea of running. This meant that the tender was leading the.
Train, which introduced new problems. The tender blocked the view ahead.And put crewmen on the wrong sides of the cab for seeing signals. Tenders were not designed to be pushed at the lead of the train, which. Southern Pacific commissioned Baldwin Locomotive Works.
To build a prototype cab-forward locomotive, then ordered more before. The prototype had even arrived.
The item "BRASS Z scale RARE AZL American Z Line SP AC-12 Locomotive Cab forward #4294 NIB" is in sale since Friday, January 1, 2021. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Model Railroads & Trains\Z Scale\Locomotives".
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